KAREN Ackland has received a long service award for completing 30 years working at Roadchef's Taunton Deane Motorway Services.

Over the years she has worked in a variety of roles on the northbound site

Karen said: "I thoroughly enjoy working at Roadchef and have been lucky enough to see Taunton Deane develop and grow over the years, most notably with the introduction of exciting new brands, resulting in an increase in the number of customers coming through the door, which is great."

Roadchef chief executive Roadchef Mark Fox, who presented the award, said: "Karen’s attitude over the years has been outstanding and we’re all very proud of her.

"Having worked various roles within the company, she has shown great versatility and has formed some great relationships within teams along the way.

"Karen’s continual commitment to de-stress and delight customers is exemplary.

"Her diligent approach to her work inspires colleagues around her and she is an outstanding example of what a diverse and rewarding career Roadchef can offer."